In its effort to mitigate the negative impact of fire disasters in the state, Kano state government has purchased two new computerized fire-fighting vehicles for the State Fire Service Directorate.
Governor Ganduje while commissioning the vehicles said the state government has constituted a committee of inquiry to find out the causes and solutions of frequent fire incidences in the state which have engulfed billions of Naira. The event took place at Kano Government House, recently.
“The State Committee of Inquiry suggested that Kano Fire Service should have sophisticated firefighting equipment,” he said.
It could be recalled that Kano had lost billions of Naira as a result of fire incidences especially in the major markets such as Abubakar Rimi, Hajj Camp, Kurmi, among others.
He said his administration has renovated the state’s fire-fighting institutions and provided it with modern equipment in order to respond adequately to fire incidences, calling on them to make good use of the modern vehicles and other fire-fighting equipment.
In his remark, the State Commissioner for Works and Housing said the state is second among all the states of the federation having modern fire-fighting equipment after Lagos.
On his part, the Director State Fire Service Directorate, Sagir Madaki said Ganduje’s administration has been doing a lot for them, including the construction of three additional new fire-fighting offices.
By Garba Haruna Abdullahi